The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle

The Crab Cannery Ship and Other Novels of Struggle

eBook - 2013
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This collection introduces the work of Japan's foremost Marxist writer, Kobayashi Takiji (1903-1933), to an English-speaking audience, providing access to a vibrant, dramatic, politically engaged side of Japanese literature that is seldom seen outside Japan. The volume presents a new translation of Takiji's fiercely anticapitalist Kani kōsen-- a classic that became a runaway bestseller in Japan in 2008, nearly eight decades after its 1929 publication. It also offers the first-ever translations of Yasuko and Life of a Party Member, two outstanding works that unforgettably explore both the costs and fulfillments of revolutionary activism for men and women. The book features a comprehensive introduction by Komori Yōichi, a prominent Takiji scholar and professor of Japanese literature at Tokyo University.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9780824837907
0824837908
9780824836672
9780824837426
0824837428
0824836677
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages :) : maps

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